Black Agenda Report 14 February 2019: Pelosi Sabotages Medicare For All, Black Voters Used to Destroy Bernie Sanders, Confronting the US/EU/NATO Axis of Do…

14 February 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Pelosi Sabotages Medicare for All, But Corporate Media Pretend Not to Notice 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
When the top Democrat secretly plots to subvert a proposal supported by the vast majority of her party, that’s supposed to be news — unless the corporate media decide otherwise.</p

Freedom Rider: Black Voters Used to Destroy Bernie Sanders 

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The ever-rightward moving Democrats are using their most reliable constituency to thwart Sanders.

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Venezuela Newslinks 13-14 February 2019

14 February 2019 17:49 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

Group of 16 countries to coordinate actions at UN in defense of Venezuela
http://tass.com/world/1044783

Career War Criminal Elliott Abrams to Lead US on Venezuela
https://dissidentvoice.org/2019/02/career-war-criminal-elliott-abrams-to-lead-us-on-venezuela/

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Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 9

14 February 2019 — Counter Currents

  • US planes fly to strategic areas to pressure Venezuela
  • US military power is massing near Venezuela
  • Guaido sets date for “aid” entry
  • US Congress rejects Trump’s warmongering
  • China denies The Wall Street Journal report on talks with Venezuela opposition
  • Colombian social leaders express solidarity with Venezuela
  • Chavista march continues
  • Turkey will process Venezuelan gold

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The Dangers of 5G to Children’s Health

13 February 2019 — Children’s Health Defense

Mobile and wireless technologies are a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Most U.S. adults own smartphones, a growing proportion are “smartphone-only” Internet users and over a fourth report being online “almost constantly.” As for children, a 2014 survey of high-income nations reported that almost seven in ten children used a mobile phone, and two-thirds of those had a smartphone, usually by age 10. As described by Nielsen, it is now as common to see “a kid with a smartphone in their hand” as it was to see “a kid playing with a yo-yo in the years before the digital age.”

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“Humanitarian Intervention” And The “New World Order“: Violation Of The International Law (II) By Vladislav B. SOTIROVIĆ

13 February 2019 – Oriental Review

Part I

It is a very fact that modern Public International Law strictly prohibits either any threat of armed force by any sovereign political entity (state) or use of armed force by any state acting without the authorization of the UNSC on the foundation of the VII Chapter of the UN Charter. In other words, the use of force, including an armed (military) intervention, is possible only under the umbrella of the UN Charter but after the authorization by the UNSC in accordance to the idea of collective security. Here, two questions arise: What is Public International Law and What is collective security?

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What Colour is Your Vest? By Stefan Kipfer and Karen Wirsig

14 February 2019 — The Bullet

The Gilets Jaunes Revolt Shaking France

In 1934, the political situation in France was tense and uncertain. The year began with a mobilization of royalist and fascist militias (on February 6) that were followed immediately (on February 9 and 12) by a response from the Communist and Socialist wings of the workers movement. As Norbert Guterman and Henri Lefebvre reported, “all these men are ready for the concrete liberation a revolution would bring – and perhaps also, unfortunately, the mystique and brutal mythology of the fascists” (1999 [1936], 143, trans. SK). When these lines were written in the mid-1930s, France was experiencing a rising tide of grassroots anti-fascist politics culminating in the strike waves of the early days of the Popular Front government. Yet Lefebvre and Guterman’s warning was well-placed. The Popular Front disintegrated due to many contradictions, ultimately giving rise to Marshall Pétain’s collaborationist administration, France’s contribution to fascist regime politics.

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An outline of ‘Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia’

13 February 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

How can socialism be rejuvenated to ensure social parity, democratic processes, and environmental sustainability for humanity?


Introduction. In a previous article, I described Hans Baer’s essay “Toward Democratic Eco-Socialism as the next World System” as “an important contribution that merits study and discussion among all ecosocialists.”

Now Hans has written a book that both elaborates on the ideas he expressed in that essay, and outlines the views of a range of socialists on the struggle against capitalism and for an ecological civilization.

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What you don’t know about 5G but will find out when its too late By Claire Edwards

14 February 2019 — True Publica

By  Claire Edwards, BA Hons, MA –  worked for the United Nations as Editor and Trainer in Intercultural Writing from 1999 to 2017 writes the following appeal:

The first eight months of WWII with no fighting – was called The Phoney War. Using millimetre waves as a fifth-generation or 5G wireless communications technology is a phoney war of another kind.

This phoney war is also silent, but this time shots are being fired – in the form of laser-like beams of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from banks of thousands of tiny antennas[1] – and almost no one in the firing line knows that they are being silently, seriously and irreparably injured.

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Executive summary: The economic consequences of the boycott of Venezuela

13 February 2019 — MROnline –  Internationalist 360 (February 9, 2019)

The international financial blockade imposed by the United States against Venezuela has caused the South American country to lose 350,000 million dollars in production of goods and services between 2013 and 2017, according to the research carried out by the Economic Debates Unit of the Latin American Geopolitics Strategic Center (CELAG).

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New study reveals more details on deadly flammable cladding used on Grenfell Tower By Alice Summers

14 February 2019 — WSWS

Flammable cladding similar to the material which had covered Grenfell Tower is still being widely used across the UK. The combustible cladding used on Grenfell was a significant factor in allowing the rapid spread of a small fire and creating toxic smoke with deadly consequences on June 14, 2017.

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Mass Protests in Haiti, Like France’s Yellow Vests, Threaten Modern Oligarchic Structure By Whitney Webb

12 February 2019 — Mint Press

As Haitians throughout the country seethe with rage over Jovenel Moise’s blatant corruption, gross mismanagement and numerous scandals, the neo-Duvalier era in Haiti that has largely been orchestrated by the U.S. is now in danger of finally falling apart.

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